By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional." The vessels harassed the destroyer by "conducting a high speed intercept and closing within a short distance of Nitze, despite repeated warnings," the official said.
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After losing to the Swedes in the Olympic quarterfinals, the longtime Team USA goalkeeper said she thought “we played a bunch of cowards.” Solo was widely criticized for her criticism.
The accord, which is not yet finalized, aims to end one of the world’s longest-running armed conflicts. The announcement follows four years of talks between the government and the rebel group.
Asian organisations are the worst prepared against cyber-attacks globally, according to US security company Mandiant.
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KABUL (Reuters) – An attack at the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is over after security forces killed two gunmen, a police official at the scene told Reuters on Thursday. A security guard was killed and more than 20 people wounded in the attack that began on Wednesday evening with a large explosion and gunfire. Police said earlier they had rescued some 500 students from the walled compound. (Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Paul Tait)
The family of a British backpacker stabbed to death in Australia describe her as an “amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit”.
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